Agenda

Monday, July 29, 2019
7:00am – 8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 8:10am Introduction, R. Jeffrey Chang, MD
8:10am – 8:35am Impact of Stress, Counseling, Acupuncture, Smoking, Alcohol, Caffeine, Exercise, Nutrition, Sexual Function, Supplements – Lifestyle Factors Should be Corrected 3-6 Months Before IVF, David R. Meldrum, MD
8:35am – 8:55am Variables Affecting Outcomes in Agonist and Antagonist Cycles, Alexander Quaas, MD, PhD
8:55am – 9:15am Simulation Strategies for the Poor Responder, William B. Schoolcraft, MD, HCLD
9:15am – 9:30am Panel – Questions and Answers, William B. Schoolcraft, MD, HCLD and Alexander Quaas, MD, PhD, Moderator: David R. Meldrum, MD
9:30am – 10:00am Break
FOCUS SESSION – Alternatives to Full Stimulation and Fresh Transfer
10:00am – 10:15am Modified Natural and Minimal Stimulation Cycles: What is So Bad About Ovarian Stimulation? Richard J. Paulson, MD
10:15am – 10:30am With Vitrification and Deferred Transfer: Is Clomiphene Citrate the New “Natural” Cycle? Bill Yee, MD
10:30am – 10:45am Clomiphene Citrate/Gonadotropins, Antoni J. Duleba, MD
10:45am – 11:15am Etiology, Prevention and Treatment of Ovarian Hyperstimulation – Agonist Trigger with “Freeze All” is the Best Prevention, Antonio Pellicer, MD
11:15am – 11:40am Embryo Transfer: Fresh or Frozen? Antoni J. Duleba, MD
11:40am – 12:10pm Adjuncts to Stimulation – Agonists, OC, Estrogen, Low Dose Aspirin, Growth Hormone, Testosterone, Letrozole, DHEA, Dexamethazone, Alexander Quaas, MD, PhD
12:10pm – 12:30pm Panel – Questions and Answers: The Future of Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation (COH), Richard J. Paulson, MD • Bill Yee, MD • Antoni J. Duleba, MD • Antonio Pellicer, MD • Alexander Quaas, MD, PhD, Moderator: David R. Meldrum, MD
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 2:00pm Transvaginal Follicle Aspiration – Making Difficult Retrievals Easier and Minimizing Risks, David R. Meldrum, MD
2:00pm – 2:10pm Questions and Answers
2:10pm – 2:40pm Surgery or Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) for Endometriosis:  A Modern Basis for Choosing? Dominique de Ziegler, MD
2:40pm – 2:50pm Questions and Answers
2:50pm – 3:20pm Fertility Preservation for the Woman with Cancer, H. Irene Su, MD, MSCE
3:20pm – 3:30pm Questions and Answers
3:30pm – 4:00pm Break
4:00pm – 4:30pm Medical Conditions and IVF – Obesity, Thyroid, Depression, Hypertension, Daniel A. Dumesic, MD
4:30pm – 5:00pm Uterine Defects and Implantation, Antonio Pellicer, MD
5:00pm – 5:15pm Questions and Answers, Daniel A. Dumesic, MD and Antonio Pellicer, MD
5:15pm Adjourn for the Day
5:30pm – 7:30pm Welcome Reception
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
7:00am – 8:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 8:20am Cutting-Edge Advancements for Embryo Selection, Catherine Racowsky, PhD, HCLD
8:20am – 8:30am Questions and Answers
8:30am – 8:50am A New Era in IVF: Healthy Babies, One at a Time, V. Gabriel Garzo, MD
8:50am – 9:00am Questions and Answers
9:00am – 9:20am Mitochondria are a Vital Source of Energy in Cumuli, Oocytes, and Embryos: Effects of Aging, Robert Casper, MD
9:20am – 9:30am Questions and Answers
9:30am – 9:50am Embryo Culture: Approaches and Optimization, Catherine Racowsky, PhD, HCLD
9:50am – 10:00am Questions and Answers
10:00am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 11:00am Genetic Evaluation of the Infertile Couple: From Pre-Conception to Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT), Mandy Katz-Jaffe, PhD
11:00am – 11:10am Questions and Answers
11:10am – 11:40am Maternal Immunogenetics Influences IVF and Oocyte Donation Live Birth Rates, Diana Alecsandru, MD, PhD
11:40am – 11:50am Questions and Answers
11:50am – 12:20pm 3rd Party Reproduction: What Makes it Different From Autologous IVF? Richard J. Paulson, MD
12:20pm – 12:30pm Questions and Answers
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm – 1:50pm Male Evaluation and the Role of Genetic and DNA Fragmentation Testing, Peter N. Schlegel, MD, FACS
1:50pm – 2:00pm Questions and Answers
2:00pm – 2:20pm The Role of the Sperm in Achieving the Best Embryos In Vitro, Denny Sakkas, PhD
2:20pm – 2:30pm Questions and Answers
2:30pm – 2:50pm Sperm Retrieval – Preparation, Technique, Fresh or Frozen, and When Should Attempting Retrieval be Deemed Futile? Peter N. Schlegel, MD, FACS
2:50pm – 3:00pm Questions and Answers
3:00pm – 3:20pm Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI): Range of Applications and the Challenging Cases, Gianpiero Palermo, MD, PhD
3:20pm – 3:30pm Questions and Answers
3:30pm – 4:00pm Break
4:00pm – 4:20pm Mosaicism – Incidence, Causes, Implications and Potential Outcomes with Transfer, Mandy Katz-Jaffe, PhD
4:20pm – 4:30pm Questions and Answers
4:30pm – 4:50pm Gametes From Stem Cells – An Update, Amander Clark, PhD
4:50pm – 5:00pm Questions and Answers
5:00pm – 5:20pm Awakening Oocytes in Women with Premature Ovarian Failure, Antonio Pellicer, MD
5:20pm – 5:30pm Questions and Answers
5:30pm Adjourn for the Day
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am – 8:30am What Should Our Patients be Told About Adverse Pregnancy and Fetal Outcomes with Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)? Joseph C. Gambone, DO, MPH
8:30am – 8:40am Questions and Answers
8:40am – 9:10am Optimizing Hormone Replacement and Timing for Oocyte Donation and Deferred Transfer, Robert Casper, MD
9:10am – 9:20am Questions and Answers
9:20am – 9:50am Transfer Technique – The Precision of Ultrasound-Guided Transfer is Crucial for SET, William B. Schoolcraft, MD, HCLD
9:50am – 10:00am Questions and Answers
10:00am – 10:30am Break
10:30am – 10:50am The Endometrium and IVF – Morphologic and Histopathologic Changes, Infection, Inflammation and a Disordered Microbiome Can Prevent Ongoing Pregnancy, Dominique de Ziegler, MD
10:50am – 11:00am Questions and Answers
11:00am – 11:20am The Barker Hypothesis and Epigenetics – Optimizing the Health of Our IVF Offspring, Daniel A. Dumesic, MD
11:20am – 11:30am Questions and Answers
11:30am – 11:50am Are Immune and Thrombophilia Tests Useful Prior to IVF?  When and For Whom Should These Tests be Offered? Diana Alecsandru, MD, PhD
11:50am – 12:00pm Questions and Answers
12:00pm – 12:20pm Panel – Summary and Last Chance for Questions Regarding All Sessions, Joseph C. Gambone, DO, MPH • Dominique de Ziegler, MD • William B. Schoolcraft, MD, HCLD • Robert Casper, MD • Daniel A. Dumesic, MD • Diana Alecsandru, MD, PhD
Moderator: David R. Meldrum, MD
12:20pm Final Adjournment for Main Conference
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch (Mini-Symposium on the IVF Laboratory participants only)
OPTIONAL MINI-SYMPOSIUM – IVF Laboratory

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Trophoblast Differentiation During Human Implantation, Ye Yuan, PhD

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Cryostorage Issues / Safety, Jacques Cohen, PhD 

2:30pm – 3:00pm

New Perspectives On Micro Manipulation: Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) From the Perspective of the Sperm and Egg, Zona Opening, Optimizing Embryo Biopsy, Jacques Cohen, PhD

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Break

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Embryo Metabolism: Implications for Improvement of Embryo Development and Quality In Vitro, Rebecca Krisher, PhD  

4:00pm – 4:30pm

Does Chromosomal and Morphological Self-Correction Exist in Human Embryo Development? Marcos Meseguer, PhD

4:30pm – 5:00pm

A New Dawn for Non-Invasive Embryo Assessment: Is It Finally Ready for Prime-Time? Denny Sakkas, PhD

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Agenda last updated: July 25, 2019

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